This post discusses the best Turkish series on Disney Plus. Some most awaited Turkish shows on Disney Plus will also be a part of our debate.
Disney+ is a US-based video streaming service that airs miscellaneous content, including sports, TV series, documentaries and movies. This platform was initially launched in 2019, and right now, it owns around 150.2 million subscribers worldwide.
Like other platforms, the popularity of the Turkish series also hit this streaming service. Indeed, after getting a license from the Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey or RTÜK, Disney Plus is streaming several Turkish series. Also, Disney Plus is working with several renowned Turk celebs for upcoming projects. This recently released commercial is an example of it.
However, most US and UK-based viewership of Turkish series is still curious about the availability of Turkish series on Disney Plus. Therefore, this article shares one of the best Turkish series on Disney Plus. This list also includes a few upcoming Turkish shows on Disney Plus.
Here we go:
Best Turkish Series on Disney Plus
1. El Turco
Release Date: Expected in 2nd Half of 2023
Cast: Can Yaman, Nigel Pilkington, Greta Ferro and Will Kemp
El Turco is another highly anticipated Turkish show by Disney Plus. You can call it a joint venture between Italians and Turks. Indeed, Can Yaman, a Turkish actor, plays the lead role of Hasan Balaban, who falls in love with an Italian girl, Gloria, during his stay in an Italian village.
This show is basically a mixture of fiction and reality. You can also call it a pure romance series in which gorgeous Italian actress Greta Ferro could be seen as the female lead.
2. Kaçış – Escape
Release Date: 14 June 2022
Cast: Engin Akyürek, Irem Helvacioglu, Aziz Çapkurt, Levent Ülgen and Aras Aydin
Kaçış is basically one of the first Disney-produced Turkish shows that got appreciation among US and UK audiences. This series is about a photographer, Mehmet, who visits Syria to showcase the brutalities of war. However, things become more dangerous when a terrorist organization captures a group of journalists.
Regarding the cast, you can watch Sefirin Kizi’s Sancar in the main lead. Yes, Engin Akyürek plays the role of war photographer Mehmet in Disney’s show Escape alongside Irem Helvacioglu and Aziz Çapkurt.
3. Aktris – The Actress
Release Date: 31 May 2023
Cast: Pinar Deniz, Uraz Kaygilaroglu, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Sebnem Hassanisoughi and Ipek Çiçek
Aktris is one of the first shows of Pinar Deniz airing on Disney Plus. This series depicts the complicated life of a famous Turkish actress, Yasemin Derin. She lives a glamorous life in the daylight, but things suddenly become depressing when she stays away from the limelight at night. Viewers can see Pinar Deniz in the role of Yasemin Derin and Uraz Kaygilaroglu as the male lead.
4. Ben Gri – The Choice
Release Date: 16 November 2022
Cast: Timuçin Esen, Ebru Özkan, Ilayda Akdogan and Alican Yücesoy
Ben Gri is another high-rated Turkish series released on Disney+ Canada, Australia, the UK, the US and New Zealand in the last months of 2022. This psychological thriller got the attention of international viewers because of its mysterious plot. The story of Ben Gri revolves around a well-established lawyer, Fuat, who tries to take revenge for an unfortunate incident to her daughter.
In short, it could be a good show if you like watching dark genres or mysterious series.
5. Adım Farah – My Name is Farah
Release Date: 1st March 2023
Cast: Engin Akyürek, Demet Özdemir, Firat Tanis, Lale Basar and Derya Pinar Ak
Although Adim Farah is an original show of FOX TV Turkey, but there is good news for international fans. Undoubtedly, EU and US-based viewers of Turkish series can watch Adim Farah with English subtitles on Disney+.
It is the story of a migrant girl, Farah, who struggles to live in Istanbul with her son. She is a medical expert by profession but works as a cleaning lady in Turkey. Yes, she belongs to Iran and lives in Turkey illegally, so she can’t practice her degree here. Watch Adım Farah on Disney Plus to explore the romantic chemistry between Engin Akyürek and Demet Özdemir as Farah and Tahir Lekesiz.
6. Dunyayla Benim Aramda – Between the World and Us
Release Date: 14 September 2022
Cast: Demet Özdemir, Bugra Gülsoy, Hafsanur Sancaktutan and Zerrin Tekindor
If you want a romantic show on Disney Plus with an interesting drama, consider watching Dunyayla Benim Aramda. The story of this Disney+ Turkish series revolves around a woman, İlkin, who thinks her boyfriend is not loyal to her. Basically, her boyfriend is a famous actor, so her doubt is genuine.
She tries to appeal to him through a fake social media ID to get things right. However, things get worse when he asks to meet this virtual friend. You will see beautiful Demet Özdemir in the role of İlkin and Bugra Gülsoy portraying the role of famous actor Tolga.
7. Arayış – The Quest
Release Date: 14 June 2023
Cast: Asli Enver, Mehmet Günsür, Defne Kayalar, Ipek Türktan, Eylem Yildiz and Oral Özer
Arayış is a mystery genre broadcast of Disney Plus. Interestingly, it was released in Turkey and the United States on the same date. The Quest stars Mehmet Günsür and Asli Enver in the lead roles. On the contrary, if we discuss the plot, Arayış is about the fight between Nisan, who struggles to find her friend. To release her disappeared friend, she needs to invade religious cults.
Release Date: 29 October 2023
Cast: Aras Bulut Iynemli, Esra Bilgiç, Ali Eren Bulut and Darko Peric
Disney+ is getting involved in regional matters to make its shows successful in different countries, and the filming of Atatürk is an example. This digital streaming service initiates to release Turkish series Atatürk on the 100th anniversary of Turk Independence Day. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the founder of modern Turkey, and Turks respect him a lot.
So, Disney Plus viewers will be able to watch Atatürk this year. Skilled Turkish actor Aras Bulut Iynemli will be seen as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. By the way, Esra Bilgiç and Darko Peric are also part of this historical Turkish show.
Important Announcement: Disney+ was about to release this show on 29 October 2023, but after the Armenian genocide accusations, Disney dropped Atatürk. Though this streaming platform got much criticism from Turk officials on this move, but it didn’t change the decision.
9. Nomen – Number
Release Date: Not Confirmed
Cast: Melis Sezen, Halit Ergenç, Songül Öden and Serkan Altunorak
The fans of the renowned Turkish actor Halit Ergenç have been missing him since 2020. Yes, he was seen in the Babil series 2020, and after that show, he hasn’t been seen on screen. So, with Nomen, Disney+ is giving exciting news to his fans. Especially, Halit Ergenç’s chemistry is charming. Melis Sezen would be worth seeing.
10. Organize İşler
Release Date: Not Confirmed
Cast: Yilmaz Erdogan, Tolga Çevik and Demet Akbag
Finding Turkish movies and series with English subtitles on digital platforms is challenging. However, there is good news for Turkish show fans that Yilmaz Erdogan is going to release a comedy show on Disney Plus that will be a sequel to his 2005’s comedy movie Organize İşler.
By the way, the Turkish movie Organize İşler is also available on Disney+ with subtitles and good picture quality.
Release Date: Not Confirmed
Cast: Meryem Uzerli, Sevval Sam and Hira Koyuncuoglu
Disney Plus signed several famous Turkish actors and actresses, and Meryem Uzerli is prominent in this regard. According to sources, Ru is an upcoming series of Meryem Uzerli that will be broadcast on Disney.
The story of this series is about a female restaurant owner and a young guy. Basically, young guy Uzer needs money to safeguard her mother from cancer. He tries to get help from RU restaurant owner Reyan, a boss lady. Later, he falls in love with that lady. Unluckily, Reyan is a married and middle-aged woman. Meryem Uzerli could be seen in the role of Reyan. So, this love story is going to be very interesting for viewers.
12. Ozür Dilerim – My Apologies
Release Date: 14th April 2023
Cast: Gümeç Alpay Aslan, İbrahim Büyükak, Metin Coskun, Gizem Karaca and Müfit Kayacan
Erkin is the main character of this program, who has been bankrupt because of poor financial conditions. However, his situation transforms when his grandfather calls and shares his last wish. In short, it is a comic genre Turkish movie with lots of adventure.
Disney Plus entered the Turkish entertainment industry in 2022, and in a short period, this digital platform engaged many subscribers with appealing content. Surely, you can say Disney Plus is showing more promising Turkish series than Netflix shows. Even though it is hard to find new Turkish series on Netflix but Disney Plus has several upcoming offerings.